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MAX GETS STUCK UP (1912) Original title: Max veut grandir Starring Max Linder, Stacia Napierkowska, Jane Renouardt Directed by Max Linder Pathé Frères William Thomas Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mn-hp.com Topics: Max Linder, Pathé Frères, silent film
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HIS FIRST CIGAR (1908) Original title: Le premier cigare d'un collégien Starring: Max Linder Directed by Louis J. Gasnier Pathé Frères William Thomas Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mn-hp.com Topics: Max Linder, Pathé Frères, silent film
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MAX PLAYS AT DRAMA (1911) Original title: Max et Jane veulent faire du théâtre Starring: Max Linder, Jane Renouardt, Henri Collen, Gabrielle Lange, Charles Mosnier Directed by René Leprince and Max Linder Pathé Frères William Thomas Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mn-hp.com Topics: Max Linder, Pathé Frères, silent film
Pathe comedy by and with Max Linder. UK title: "Max misses another good chance" released Jan. 25, 1911 in the UK and Mar. 20, 1911 in the US. "This does not mean that Max is filled with egotistical pride, but that he gets involved in a few sheets of flypaper on the way to dine with his lady. He gets stuck up for fair in trying to extricate his hands, feet and person from plates, tumblers, napkins and tablecloths, and at last lands on top of a baker's man and gets even more... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1910, French, Flypaper
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Starring Max Linder, Mlle. Fabris, Mlle. Maphalda "He wagers that he will make an audience cry their eyes out. When his "melodrama" is produced the effect upon the audience is really farcical." (The Bioscope, July 9,1914) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1914, French, Drama
Pathe comedy by Max Linder, starring Max Linder, Jane Renouardt, Henri Bosc. Premiered in Vienna on Feb. 9, 1912, released in France on April 12, 1912. "[Hanni] is a young lady with two strings to her bow, but she fails to determine which most meets with her approval. Finally she begs Max and Bertie to draw two strips of paper. Max draws the longer one and marries [Hanni]. After marriage, [Hanni] wishes he had not. Max discovers her writing a loving note to somebody, and has strong... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Dog
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, Jane Renouardt Premiered in Berlin on May 25, 1912. Released in France on June 28, 1912. In some countries the film called up the censors. It was banned alltogether in the Austro-/Hungarian Monarchy, and severely cut in Germany. No trace of a US or UK release has yet been found. Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Flea, Wedding
Pathe comedy by Andre Heuze. Cast: Max Linder, Jacques Vandenne Max's funny efforts during a dance while endeavoring to hide a rip in his trousers. Note: In late 1910 Max did a remake of this film under the title "Shame on Max" (Max manque un riche mariage). Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1908, French
Pathé comedy with Max Linder and directed by Louis Gasnier. The film premiered at the 'Omnia Pathé' in Paris on Mar. 23, 1907. "THE UNSKILFUL SKATER simply reduces the stolid features of the Aberdeen audiences at the Palace Theatre to convulsions." (Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly, Jun. 20, 1907) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1907, French, Skating
Pathé comedy written by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, André Urban Premiered in Vienna on April 1, 1910. Released in the US on June 17, 1910 “ We may not approve of the manner in which Max secures money from his father, but we cannot resist laughing at the droll comedy of this humorous French comedian. Max and brother are out of funds, and papa refuses to thaw out. Then we see the old gentleman setting out with his young wife for the theatre. At the corner a robber holds them up, grabs the... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1910, French, Chantecler, Robbery
Pathecolor print with Max Linder. UK-title: "Romeo turns brigand", released Dec. 4, 1909. US-release: May 23, 1910 "[Max Linder] as an ardent suitor for a young lady's hand, the father being opposed to his pretensions. To convince him, the lover arranges with two of his friends to masquerade as bandits. They capture the father and leave him tied in a way that permits of his gaining his freedom in a short time. Then they pretend to kidnap the girl, and send word that they are... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1909, French, Bandit, Romeo
Pathe comedy by Camille de Morlhon with Max Linder and Arlette d'Umes. Released in the US on March 28, 1910 - UK title: A Tantalising Young Lady "Mr. Max Linder [is] an ardent suitor for the hand of a somewhat rampageous young lady. The gentle Max suffers sadly from her rough treatment, but at length he extracts the promise that she will marry him when he has learned to juggle with three balls. With his usual delightfully unquenchable enthusiasm, the impetuous youth rushes home and soon... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1909, French, Jongleur, Juggling
" Accidental" 3D film of Max Linder's trademark sketch 'Max pedicure'. The only sketch, that he filmed twice in 1908 (Unwilling chiropodist/Pedicure par amour) and 1913 (Max as a chiropodist/Max pedicure) and also turned into a stage play (Pedicure par amour) in which he performed throughout Europe in 1912 and 1913/14. By allowing the production company COMICA to secure footage for their film 'Un idiot qui se croit Max Linder' by putting an adjacent camera next to Pathe's, while... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1914, French, 3D, Anaglyph
Pathe comedy with Max Linder, Jacques Vandenne The story tells of two sons and a father, all of whom are paying separate and clandestine attentions to the same girl. They arrive one after the other, and are secreted in various parts of the room, where they remain until all three suddenly peep out together. The final scene, where the elderly papa is enjoining a discreet silence upon his son, is, perhaps the best thing of the kind Messrs. Pathe have yet done. (The Bioscope, Oct. 21, 1909) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1909, French
Pathe comedy with Max Linder UK title: "By the doctor's orders", released Nov. 16, 1910. "The amusing results of Max's endeavors to secure a bath in his newly purchased tub, placed by necessity, in the hallway of the hotel." Note: The date given in the title is wrong. Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1910, French, Bath, bathing
Pathe comedy, written and directed by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, Joe Dawson and Paulette Lorsy Premiered in Vienna on May 3, 1912, released in France on July 5, 1912 "Joe[,] is represented as being engaged to a pretty girl, who is accustomed to take a ride on her donkey every day. Max writes to the girl for an appointment. Joe decides to teach Max a lesson, and one morning plays the part of the donkey. His fiancée rides on his back when she goes to meet Max. The donkey constantly edges... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Donkey
Pathe comedy by Max Linder, who wrote, directed and starred in it. "Max makes love to the lady doctor, who, of course, cannot forbid his visiting her, and we see him married later to the lady, but each time he starts to embrace she is called away to treat a sudden patient. Finally he kicks all the patients out of the office and domesticity reigns supreme". F. (The New York Dramatic Mirror, Dec. 9, 1914) Note: The IMDB gives 1909 as release date. That has proven to be wrong, when film... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1914, French, Doctor, Patient
Pathe comedy written and directed by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna on May 17, 1912. Released in the UK on June 8, 1912 " The guardian of Mamie, with whom Max is in love, wishes to make the girl his wife. Mamie, holding her guardian in mortal terror, insists upon Max concealing himself one day when the former obtrudes his presence upon them. Max obeys, and finding behind the hanging wardrobe a lady's long plush coat and hat, he dons both articles to make his escape. The disguise leads the... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French
Pathe comedy, written and directed by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, Lilian Greuze, Louis Baron Released in the UK on Dec. 31, 1914. An amusing farcical comedy, played with infinite verve by the always delightful Max and other capable humourists. The story does not possess a great deal of plot, and what there is of the latter is not particularly original, but the action is fast and full of genuinely amusing situations. Quite an entertaining production. (The Bioscope, Dec. 17, 1914) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1914, French, convent, elopement
Pathe comedy with Max Linder. Released in the U.S. on June 4, 1912. "Max, awakening on his wedding morning, discovers that it is close on the hour when he should be at the church. He dresses hastily, and in struggling with a refractory collar, allows his boots to be burnt by the fire. There is no time to change them, and he hastens off to the bride's house. On the way his soles part company with their uppers, and poor Max enters into negotiations with a passing labourer for the purchase of... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Fashion, Style
Pathe comedy, written and directed by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, Marcelle Leuvielle. The film premiered in France on May 4, 1917 and was released in the U.S. on July 1, 1917. "Max Linder is seen in a two-reel comedy that combines the scenic beauty of the Riviera with humor of the sort that has made Max famous. Some of the scenes are truly beautiful. The comedy element is rather slow in coming, but when it comes Max gets over a full share of laughs. The story tells of two girls crazy... favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1917, French, Geneva, Switzerland
Pathe comedy by Max Linder, "the Motion Picture's first truly international Star" (Jack Spears, 1965), who wrote, directed and starred in this film, alongside Paquerette as "mother-in-law". "A young man, newly married, has great difficulty in getting rid of his mother-in-law, she even going so far as to accompany them on their honeymoon. They go to the Swiss Mountain resort. The things that that poor mother-in-law is made to do are legion, and all of them funny,... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1914, French, Swiss alps
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Cast: Max Linder, Cecile Guyon, Louis Baron Premiered in Berlin on Dec. 25, 1913. UK title: Max and the daughter of Albion, rel.: Jan. 22, 1914. "Scene, a first-class railway carriage. Max and delightful girl alone. "May I smoke?" breaks the ice, and then Max brings all the arts of fascination to bear on the lady, who is by no means shy. Max calls next day. Her father is in the enamel bath and geyser line. Max is making love; a customer enters. Girlie... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1913, French
Pathe comedy by Max Linder. Premiered in Vienna June 14, 1912 and released in the US Dec. 20, 1912. "Max, who has sponged upon a wealthy uncle, is told by that worthy to marry one of the daughters of an old friend of his. Max goes down to the farm. At a family council, it is hastily decided that Max must be induced to marry the elder daughter. The daughter shrewdly foresees that Max is more likely to want to marry her younger sister, and she accordingly insists on the sister being... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1912, French, Farmer, Farm life, Maid
"An exceedingly funny comedy written and acted by Max Linder, showing the extremely ludicrous adventures of an intoxicated man aboard a yacht. It is burlesque comedy of the lowest order, but absolutely clean and without the slightest trace of vulgarity. Laughable from start to finish. E." (The New York Dramatic Mirror, April 21, 1915). Premiered in Luxemburg on July 11, 1914, released in the US on May 5, 1915. The "unbilled" actress, appearing in the opening scenes, is... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1914, French, Monaco, Monte-Carlo, Drunk act
1908 Segundo de Chomón L'aspirateur - The Vacuum Cleaner Director: Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1 August 1908 (USA) Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Production Co: Pathé Frères France 1908 USA 1 August 1908 L'aspirateur France (original title) The Vacuum Cleaner USA favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Comedy, Pathé Frères
Another Pathe-comedy with Max Linder. This is one of his best and one of his better known comedies. It was written by Maurice Delamare and and has Gabrielle Lange in a supporting role as the wife of a general. The picture premiered in Paris on December 15, 1911 and was released in the United States on July 12, 1912. More information at: www.maxlinder.de Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1911, French, Tonic, Quinquina, Drunk act
"Sleeping Beauty" 1908 Segundo de Chomón La Belle Au Bois Dormant - Sleeping Beauty Directors: Albert Capellani, Lucien Nonguet Writer: Charles Perrault (tale) Stars: Julienne Mathieu Production Co: Pathé Frères favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomónn, Julienne Mathieu, Fantasy,...
Film 1 Pathé comedy with Max Linder and Gabrielle Lange (orig. title: "Max reprend sa liberté", 1912) Max quarrels so with his wife that the lady leaves him. Our hero then attempts to do his own cooking, etc. He buys a fowl, but it proves to be still alive, and after he has chased it with a revolver, partly plucked it, shaved and finally half-roasted it, the bird is still alive and wings its way off. Max next turns his attention to blacking his boots, upsets the liquid blacking,... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1908, 1912, French, Grass widower, Bachelor, Cooking,...
Pathé comedy with Max Linder We have here yet another adventure of the sprightly Theodore, whose destiny seems much bound up with beards. This time it is he who succumbs to the fascinating hair, falling in love with a "bearded lady" at a fair. Her charms move him so greatly that he is induced to join the troupe with whom he is to play the part of "performing bear," doing antic gambles clad in a bearskin. Whilst he is caressing the beard, however, it comes off in his hand,... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1909, French, Circus, Bearded Woman
The Rajah's Casket A lush moorish or turkic-inspired set design & gorgeous costumes makes The Rajah's Casket a visual thrill. Sundry characters gather before the young rajah, presenting him with gifts, including a casket or treasure chest which is soon stolen by means of magic. A fakir is brought forth who does some sword & fire magic to help uncover the culprit who stole the treasure chest. The fakir leads the Rajah to a room with an enormous window, through which a horned djinn is... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Gaston Velle, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Pathé...
Pathé comedy with Max Linder. Premiered in Paris on Dec. 14, 1906 "Attempted Suicide" is a travesty on the "red tape" of the French police service; at least the characters seem French and the uniforms worn are of that nation. A young man disappointed in love wanders to the woods, where he hangs himself to the limb of a tree. A boy discovering him, runs in alarm to tell the gardener, who is conveniently at hand; the gardener views the death struggles, but, although having a... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Pathe Freres, 1906, French, suicide, police, Maurice Mc-Nab, Chanson,...
Comica/Pathe production, written and directed by Romeo Bosetti. Starring Jules Vial, Romeo Bosetti. " A somewhat original comic trifle, dealing with the endeavours of an imitation Max Linder to win fame by the methods of the great original. Needless to say, he is a very inferior imitation and, his spuriousness having been discovered, he suffers badly at the hands of those he has attempted to deceive." (The Bioscope, Oct. 15, 1914) Note: Although the film was made by Romeo Bosetti as... Topics: Silent, comedy, Max Linder, Gaetan, Gactan, August, Comica, Pathe Freres, Romeo Bosetti, 1914,...
La Vie et la passion de Jesus Christ is a 1903 French silent film directed by Lucien Nonguet and Ferdinand Zecca, and is believed to be the first feature film to have colorized sequences. Colorization was achieved using the Pathecolor/Pathechrome stencil-based film tinting process, which had been invented around 1903 by Pathe Freres, one of the most important and innovative film companies in history. The film itself is a straightforward telling of the story of Jesus Christ, but does include... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Jesus, Christ, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, Gospel, Gospels, Mark, Matthew, Luke, John, John 3:16,...